Foot pain, knee pain, back pain, stiff neck, back and shoulders could all be caused by the wrong alignment of your big toe .
“Health starts from the tip of the toes” that is Mr. Sakamoto’s motto. Foot pain and other pains in the lower body are often associated with weak functioning of certain muscles.
Bochikun ® relieves the tension from the abductor hallucis muscles, which, in most people, has become weak from constant compression of the toes, causing the big toes to tilt inwards. The lesser toes then too push inwards, in an attempt to straighten the big toe. This misalignment causes foot pain, burdens on the neck, waist, hips, knees and ankles.
When both abductor muscles are extended, shoes and socks put pressure on the tips of the toes for a long period. The strength of the muscles is weakened and toes do not return to the normal position.
The supporter itself encloses the abductor hallucis muscle and the abductor digiti minimi muscle. It applies pressure from either side, stimulates both abductor muscles and in particular makes it easier to return a medial big toe that has twisted laterally.
By pulling the big toe “medially,” the supporter has been designed to also return the other four toes to the straight position and ease the burden on joints in the lower body. Since it can be freely adjusted depending on the deformity of the big toe and the size and the condition of the foot, continuous use will accustom you to a well-balanced walking gait that places little burden on the knees and lower back. And a well-balanced walking gait can prevent foot pain, ankle pain and other pains in the lower body.
Our device “Bochikun®” is designed to remove pressure from the big toe, allowing the Abductor Hallucis to re-strengthen and thereby restore the toes back to their intended positions.
The word “Bochikun ®” is derived form the Japanese word for ” Hallux Valgus” 外反母趾 pronounced as gai-han-bo-shi. Mr Sakomoto, the inventor, transferred bo-shi to “Bochikun”